Computed tomography of the hand and wrist

Donna Magid, J. S. Thompson, Elliot K Fishman

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CT plays a limited but distinct role in the evaluation of the hand and wrist. It is most useful in assessing bone and joint anatomy and has only a secondary role in soft tissue abnormalities. The clearest value of CT is in assessing trauma and post-traumatic complications, such as malunion, nonunion, or avascular necrosis, where careful attention to position and technique can yield important information not otherwise obtainable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-233
Number of pages15
JournalHand Clinics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1991


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery

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